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Buffalo Chicken Ranch Totchos

  • Author: Molly
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x


These Buffalo Chicken Ranch Totchos are a fun mash-up of flavors that are ideal for football parties or tailgating! Buffalo chicken meets nachos meets tater tots. Crispy, crunchy, ranch-spiced tots get smothered in buffalo chicken and cheese, baked until gooey, and then topped off with a crunchy, ranchy salad. It’s pretty much carb-and-cheese heaven on a plate.



For the Ranch Tots:

  • 1 (32-oz) bag frozen tater tots
  • 2 teaspoons avocado or olive oil
  • 3 teaspoons dry ranch seasoning
  • Salt and pepper

For the Toppings:

  • 1 (6-oz) chicken breast, cooked and shredded (this is a great time to use up leftover or rotisserie chicken)
  • 1/4 cup buffalo wing hot sauce
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese crumbles (optional)
  • 2 cups shredded romaine or iceberg lettuce
  • 3 tablespoons thinly sliced red onion
  • 3 tablespoons diced scallions
  • A few tablespoons of ranch dressing, for drizzling
  • Additional buffalo sauce, for drizzling


For the Ranch Tots:

  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F. Spread the tots out in an even layer on a large baking sheet.
  2. Drizzle with the oil and then sprinkle over the ranch seasoning, along with a pinch each of salt and pepper.
  3. Toss well to evenly coat the tots in the oil and seasonings.
  4. Bake for 30-35 minutes, shaking the pan once or twice during this time, or until the tots are crispy and golden.
  5. Remove the tray from the oven and push all the tots together into the center of the tray. We will build the nachos right on top (alternatively, you can transfer the crispy tots to a large oven-safe skillet and build them there).

For the Toppings:

  1. While the tots are baking, combine the shredded chicken and buffalo sauce in a bowl and mix until the chicken is well coated in the sauce.
  2. Prep your fresh ingredients: chop the lettuce, red onion, and scallions. Grate your cheeses.

To Assemble:

  1. Top the tots on the pan with the shredded buffalo chicken, distributing it evenly.
  2. Top with the cheeses.
  3. Return the pan to the oven for 5-10 minutes, or until everything is warmed through and the cheeses are melted and gooey.
  4. Remove the tray from the oven and top with shredded lettuce, diced red onion, scallions, and a drizzle of ranch dressing. You can also drizzle over a little more of the buffalo sauce for extra heat.
  5. Serve immediately while everything is still warm.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Category: snacks

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